The rapid growth in the industrialization has resulted in the increase in the demand of professional workers. The BLS or Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that there will be a faster job increase in Electrical Estimator/cost estimator working in the construction throughout the year of 2016. The future is bright for those who want a career as a cost estimator including electrical estimator. Becoming an electrical estimator is not easy it takes time of training and requires a great knowledge of electrical systems and excellent math and computer skills. There are also various types of Electrical estimators such as senior, commercial and residential.
Electrical Estimators are the ones who plan and measure or estimate the project cost of electricity required by the building. They work for contracting businesses or for electricians. The service provider will use the approximate bid on large or small projects or to provide clients with estimates for residential projects.
General requirements for electrical estimator must be graduate in (Bachelors degree in construction science, architecture, engineering or licensed electrician). He or she should be skilled in math and have the ability to predict the possible issues of the project. Must have good communication skills, must be able to read blue prints, electrical works, what materials are needed on the project and basic computer skills.
Some Electrical Estimators work in the construction industry, laboratories and offices, others were employed by manufacturers. Good job opportunities are projected; those with industry work experience, bachelor’s degree and also employers prefers to hire those who are graduate in engineering technology in a related field will have the best prospects. Chosen certifications can be helpful to cost estimators; some employers may require professional certification for employment.
If you want to be successful, you need to be a hard worker and can work well under pressure. You can achieve your goals and realize your dreams when you choose the right course. Plan ahead and manage your time wisely. Whatever you do, just do it well.
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